Does Procedural Justice Training of Law Enforcement Officers “Work”?

Jill T. Ruggiero
University of New Haven 

In late 2014, 18-year-old Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer.  The immediate response from the media, as well as former President Obama (who promptly directed then Attorney General Eric Holder to respond to Ferguson), was that the killing of Brown was unjustified and excessive because Brown was unarmed.   Whatever the factual circumstances were at the time, or were later learned to be, did not really matter.  It was the perceptions of what took place--compounded by historically poor police community and race relations--that were enough to reignite the flame.  The perceived unjustifiable killing of yet another young black male sparked national movements, intensified scrutiny on police use of force, and police-community relations, and strengthened calls for complete criminal justice system overhaul.  After Michael Brown’s death, several other high-profile officer involved shootings occurred, which served to further erode the already suffering police-community relations and trust in the system. 

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BIASED: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

Jennifer Eberhardt (2019)
New York, United States: Viking Press, 340 pages, ISBN 9780735224933

Book Review by Paul Klee, University of New Haven

Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt uses her personal experiences as an African-American woman, who grew up in the United States, and her renowned expertise on racial bias to uncover and analyze how implicit bias perpetuates racial disparity in the United States criminal justice system and throughout society at-large. It is well-known that African-American citizens are over-represented in our criminal justice system. Dr. Eberhardt explains that the overrepresentation of African-American citizens is due to the implicit biases that plague the actions of police, courts, and corrections to automatically incriminate them based on unconscious biases, rather than procedural justice guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Generalizations about African-Americans have been shaped from ill-informed beliefs that society has about them, such as being good athletes, not doing well in school, being poor, dancing well, living in low-income neighborhoods, and the stereotype that African-Americans should be feared. Dr. Eberhardt breaks down implicit bias and demonstrates how it works within our criminal justice system to further incriminate African-Americans. 

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Quarterly for Evidence-Based Professionals

The EBP Quarterly - 2020 (Volume 5, Number 1)

EBP Quarterly

Transition Planning for Students with Autism and Intellectual Disability: A Review of Research

  • Jane Roitsch* and Annemarie L. Horn
    Department of Communication Disorders & Special Education
    Old Dominion University

Crime Analysis as Part of the Evidence-Based Policing Toolkit: Implementation, Integration, and Practical Use

  • Teresina G. Robbins
    University of New Haven

Does Procedural Justice Training of Law Enforcement Officers “Work”?

  • Jill T. Ruggiero
    University of New Haven

BIASED: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

  • Jennifer Eberhardt (2019), New York, United States: Viking Press, 340 pages, ISBN 9780735224933
    Book Review by Paul Klee, University of New Haven

EBP Quarterly Editor: David L. Myers, PhD, University of New Haven

Publisher: Joyfields Institute

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Your EBP Quarterly Is Here - Volume 5, Number 1

This issue of EBP Quarterly features 3 in-depth articles, and an insightful book review. Enjoy...

  • Transition Planning for Students with Autism and Intellectual Disability: A Review of Research
    • Jane Roitsch* and Annemarie L. Horn, Department of Communication Disorders & Special Education, Old Dominion University
  • Crime Analysis as Part of the Evidence-Based Policing Toolkit: Implementation, Integration, and Practical Use
    • Teresina G. Robbins, University of New Haven
  • Does Procedural Justice Training of Law Enforcement Officers “Work”?
    • Jill T. Ruggiero, University of New Haven
  • BIASED: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
    • Jennifer Eberhardt (2019), New York, United States: Viking Press, 340 pages, ISBN 9780735224933
      Book Review by Paul Klee, University of New Haven
     
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EB Professionals Monthly - April, 2020

"We're all starting over! Question is where from, how, and where will you land? Good news is we will all probably PUSH through and land somewhere between utter disappointment, and astounding success. Those who acknowledge the worst case, reset and adapt POWERFULLY will dominate. They become stronger, better and even thrive more than before." Sobem Nwoko, President

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EB Pathways Conference Plans in Response to Coronavirus - FAQ

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April 29-May 1, 2020

We have been assessing the situation as it relates to our upcoming conference. We said we will hold our conference as long as it is within our control to do so. However, the recent directive from the White House and the CDC to eliminate gatherings of over 10 people until late March gave us reason to pause and again review. Here's our plan of action.

We have decided to postpone the live on-location event at this time and move it online! We will produce even online as an option for those who prefer wish to continue with their plans for being evidence-based - and we highly recommend that of course.

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4 Tips for Uncertain Times

One truth of the Coronavirus that is obvious to individuals and agencies, and at the same time not is what I will call the "economic uncertainty flu". Its very real. Here are 4 tips I suggest for tackling it head on.

  1. ACT! Have a plan of action. Prepare as with any impending danger, not just stay reactive and get trampled upon.
  2. Expand, not contract. Many are distracted and retreating. Although some retreating can help while you assess the situation, I personally prefer to look for the silver lining and expand into it. If you look you will find. Take courage and look for it.
  3. Press on. Though it will be hard for a while, in my experience we always find a way. Things just seem to always get better. Press on.
  4. Stay focused on your goals. Watch less TV. Remain focused.

Here's to SUCCESS...

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Stay Engaged & THRIVE Even With Coronavirus (COVID-19)

I want to encourage you and maybe help get the bounce back in your step - because in my humble opinion, all this media hype and its focus on the negative around the coronavirus is stealing people's joy. It has made many very fearful, and in quite a few cases very irrationally fearful. The facts as we know simply do not support the level of fear in our society today. Some authorities are beginning to I think make bad decisions also.

As an evidence-based community we have looked at the data and information from authoritative sources such as the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The facts simply do not support the fear being generated by the media. There's undue focus in the media on how many cases have been found and how many have died. There's no talk about how many have recovered! It makes me wonder. Some 2 weeks ago I read somewhere that over 43,000 have indeed recovered from the infection. We also know that people who contract the disease do recover and have recovered from it.

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What I Know from the Coronavirus

It’s everywhere you turn these days - Coronavirus. You turn on the news (am not much for watching tv) and it’s as if the world is ending the way they are reporting it. The news media has been so skewed of late am not so sure what to believe. As I see it, many are simply trying to lay their opinions on me.

Some people have asked me what I think of the coronavirus thing. This is what I tell them.

I tell them I found out the other day that over 43,000 people who contracted the virus have recovered! How about that? Yet, all you hear about is how many contracted the disease, and how many died. I had no idea people survived the thing. Be careful of the data we’re being fed. I had not heard it anywhere else except on a news conference Vice President Mike Pence gave. Made me ask, “whatever happened with our news media? Whatever happened with the old media? Why is it the media doesn’t see the good anymore? Shocking. What does that tell you? Tells me a lot. Here I was thinking this strange thing is a death sentence if you catch it. Yet people are actually recovering. Wow!

So I tell those who ask. I don’t just sit there like a zombie and consume the junk outlets conjure up to bombard us with. I look for what am not being fed too. To me the media needs to find its way again. Its lost right now and doesn't seem to want to find its way.

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